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With Cultism, We Dug Our Graves

By Toyin Falola   When the world saw the BBC documentary on “Black Axe: Nigeria’s Mafia Cult” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViTQ7N7iUQ0), the kind of surprise that greeted it, especially over the media, was not expected. This is because, while the whole narrative is excruciating, it is obvious that we dug our own graves …

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ABDULLAHI A. SULE AT 62: ‘OF LIFE AND BIRTH’

By Yakubu Lamai On July 30, 2019 at the Tony Elumelu Forum, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo remarked that:  “No matter how young or old we might be, our lives are essentially stories that are being written and revised every day” and on the occasion of the Vice President’s 63rd birthday, …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROF. ATTAHIRU JEGA, PART 4

 The Professor, the Journalist, and their Country  By Toyin Falola   This is the third report on the interview with Professor Attahiru Jega on December 12, 2021. The extensive interview, which has received millions of views across different platforms, exposes Nigeria in all of its ugliness while also offering a …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROF. ATTAHIRU JEGA, PART 2

Speaking Truth to Power: Attahiru Jega, Toye Olorode, and Nigeria’s Future  By Toyin Falola   This is the first report on the interview with Professor Attahiru Jega on December 12, 2021. The extensive interview, which has received millions of views across different platforms, exposes Nigeria in all of its ugliness …

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What is our Understanding of Modern Nigeria? – Reflections on a Book Presentation

By Toyin Falola     Thursday, November 18, 2021, will go down in history as one of the most intellectually fulfilling days I have seen in a long while. To some, that may come across as surprising, given that I provided little to no direct intellectual input at the presentation …

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South African President , Cyril Ramaphosa Tests Positive For Coronavirus

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for coronavirus. Ramaphosa was said to have felt unwell on Sunday after leaving a memorial service for FW de Klerk, the former South African deputy president, in Cape Town. According to a statement issued by the South African presidency , Ramaphosa is …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 5

The Abeokuta Prince and the Art Palace By Toyin Falola My trip to Abeokuta in November 2021 yielded treasures of performance and orality at the Ake Palace, the city itself, and the lovely home of an Egba Prince. The trip became part of what I will label, with poetic license, …

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That fairy tale about NASCO

By Olayinka Oyegbile   In a world of lies and liars, an honest work of art is always act of social responsibility – Robert McKee   It was with a heightened curiosity and the search for knowledge and information that made me to read one David Hundeyin’s long piece published …

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Camouflage: Best of Contemporary Writing in Nigeria

By Toyin Falola     Many critics have categorized the different periods of the Nigerian literary scene in different nodes from means, methods, and concerns. No matter the generation, worldviews are shaped by the problems facing them at that period. The literary and national consciousness of the first and second …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROF ATTAHIRU JEGA, PART 1

Attahiru Jega: The Measure of Excellence and Integrity  By Toyin Falola       Many people know Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega as a Nigerian intellectual with a zeal for excellence and a flair for brilliance. His popularity came from his roles and involvement in the recent political history of the …

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